Australia’s Amcor Rigid Plastics has opened a new on-site polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle manufacturing plant at Campbell Soup’s site in Paris, Texas, US.
Developed with $7m fund, the new plant will be able to produce around 50 million hot-fill PET bottles annually.
An area of 6,000ft² at the Paris manufacturing facility was revamped to house the new facility that will manufacture 46oz and 64oz PET containers for Campbell’s V8 brand of vegetable juice products.
Amcor North American beverage business unit vice-president and general manager Larry Weber said: “We’re excited about establishing this on-site operation because it expands our long-time strategic partnership with Campbell’s and gives us an opportunity to better serve a key strategic customer.”
The new on-site production plant will help keep more than 2,000 truckloads of containers off the road each year.
It will further allow elimination of over 376t of carbon dioxide emissions which are equivalent to 901,246 miles driven annually by an average passenger vehicle.
Prior to the opening of the new plant, Campbell received PET containers from Amcor’s manufacturing facility in Fort Worth, Texas.
Since 2004, Amcor has been running an on-site blow moulding line at Campbell’s beverage production plant in Napoleon, Ohio, US. The line produces 150 million hot-fill PET containers annually.
With 62 facilities in 12 countries worldwide, Amcor Rigid Plastics currently serves the food, beverage, spirits, personal care, home care and healthcare industries.
Image: A ribbon-cutting ceremony that officially marked the opening of Amcor Rigid Plastics’ new on-site bottle manufacturing operation at Campbell’s beverage production facility in Paris, Texas, US. Photo: courtesy of Amcor Limited.